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December 15, 2003

Vol.189 / No.20

December 15, 2003

Agostino BonoDecember 15, 2003

Once a month Sister Barbara Flannery waits outside a door for about two hours. On the other side is a support group for people sexually abused as minors by priests. I’m there, hanging around, said Sister Flannery, chancellor of the Diocese of Oakland, Calif., and a member of the Sisters of St.

Kevin A. CoddDecember 15, 2003

For over 1,000 years, Europeans living north of the Alps who desired some divine blessing in their lives have made their way to the closest place on their continent where they could access the spiritual authority of an Apostle: Santiago de Compostela. The way to the traditional burial place of St. J

Of Many Things
Patricia A. KossmannDecember 15, 2003

One of publishing’s most remarkable success stories in recent times centers on an old man, a young man and life’s greatest lesson. It is the book, later an Off-Broadway play, called Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom. The hardcover edition, published by Doubleday in 1997, nested comfor

Letters
Our readersDecember 15, 2003

Church Management

I appreciate the observations of Frederick W. Gluck in Crisis Management in the Church (12/1). There are, however, some special circumstances that should be kept in mind in discussing management policies in the church.

First, church members and

Editorials
The EditorsDecember 15, 2003

Presidential election campaigns in the United States have become trials for the long-distance runner, increasingly extended and increasingly expensive. For some months now, the nine declared candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nomination have been appearing at various panels around the

Books
Gerald OCollinsDecember 15, 2003

Dan Brown rsquo s The Da Vinci Code is a fast-paced well-plotted murder mystery that takes the reader through the Louvre a long night of murders and a police chase out of Paris to a wet morning in London There the identity of the evil ldquo Teacher rdquo who masterminded the killings is reveale

Books
Peter HeineggDecember 15, 2003

The vagaries of Arthur Schnitzler rsquo s reputation in the English-speaking world have been curious Often praised but little read best known for filmed versions of his work from Max Ophuls rsquo s marvelous ldquo La Ronde rdquo 1950 to Stanley Kubrick rsquo s dreadful ldquo Eyes Wide Shut r